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TWO cars crashed, trapping two people inside their vehicle.
AN ARMED robber has terrorised two Colchester businesses just days apart.
Meet the grandmother who has had all her Christmas presents bought and wrapped up - since August.
An elderly man drowned his lodger’s cat in the River Colne because he “hated” it.
A WALK in health centre in Chelmsford is set to close after the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group approved a recommendation for its closure.
DETECTIVES are hunting for a suspected armed robber following an attempted raid in Colchester.
HUNDREDS of shoppers queued at stores across Colchester today hoping to get their hands on the best Black Friday deals.
A FORMER children's home worker who sexually abused six children more than 40 years ago has been jailed for eight years.
A WOMAN was punched in the stomach with a sharp implement while walking her dog in Chelmsford.
Colchester is on flood alert being hit by a deluge of rain.
A FAMILY from Colchester had a Royal appointment when they chatted with the Duchess of Cambridge.
An 81-YEAR-OLD grandmother who spent over £3,000 on “devilish” mail-order scams is warning other people not to become a victim of fraudsters.
Students have raised £3,500 for a cancer charity.
A woman hit her head on the ground and cut her cheek after being pushed over by a man who stole her mobile phone.
Colchester's Archdeacon, the Venerable Annette Cooper, was among seven women clergy to visit rural India as part of a mission.
A NURSERY has taken prompt action to address concerns after being rated inadequate by inspectors.
POLICE are treating the death of an elderly woman discovered outside her home as unexplained.
The campaign to improve the London to Norwich train line will holds it final meeting this week.
A SCOUT group will be giving Royal Mail a run for their money by delivering Christmas cards for 20p each.
THE addition of high-end, quality restaurants in Chelmsford is a “vote of confidence” in the city, it is believed.
ZOE Pepall told boyfriend Paul Wilkins he had to up his game before she would say “yes” to his marriage proposal.
THE major incident declared at Colchester General Hospital two weeks ago has been called off.
I’VE always been a little wary of restaurants opened by celebrity chefs, so when it was announced Jamie Oliver was to open his first restaurant in his home county, I had mixed feelings.
AN ancient Egyptian sarcophagus believed to be more than 3,000 years old has sold for £13,500.
PARATROOPERS carried out an airborne assault on Salisbury Plain – all in the name of training.
A CHELMSFORD company that specialises in boosting the power of car engines has seen its Japanese business grow by 25 per cent.
WRITTLE College is getting set for the Young Gardeners of the Year 2015, after winning gold in the Ideal Home Show competition last year.
A multi-vehicle accident on the southbound A12, near the Weston Homes Community Stadium, is causing delays.
FOOTBALL fans at a care home came face-to-face with a local hero when he dropped in for afternoon tea.
PARENTS of sick children have been hearing how a doctor sexually abused them metres from where they stood.
BURGLARS fled from a Colchester home after being disturbed by the home owner.
The landlady of a village pub treated regulars to a cut-price farewell party after claiming she was being forced out.
A NEW multi-million pound retail and leisure park at Stanway would be called Tollgate Village, it has been revealed.
DOZENS of festive stalls will be waiting to be discovered tomorrow when the Secret Vintage Fair takes over a nightclub.
CHARITIES are set to benefit while donors enjoy a warming cup of soup as part of a new initiative.
THE former Columbus College site could get a new lease of life after plans to set up an academy were proposed.
SHOP staff are backing a campaign to highlight and tackle the issue of abuse towards them.
TICKETS are set to go on sale for a new family-friendly festival coming to Roxwell next year.
Chelmsford station will benefit from a raft of improvements being made across the Greater Anglia network.
A TAXI driver was robbed at knife point in the early hours of the morning.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Brook Lane, Galleywood that took place in September.
A PE teacher is urging the Government to rethink moves to make GCSE PE more academic - and less sporty.
A PAINTBALL site is finally set to open after being caught up in red tape for three years.
A MARRIED police constable forced a woman, who had been a crime suspect, to touch his genital area, a court heard.
Under-pressure medical services in Colchester and Tendring will be hit by significant population growth in the next ten years, health bosses have warned.
ABOUT 100 workers at a struggling Colchester printing company have been given the worst possible Christmas news – they are being laid off on December 24.
AN 81-year-old grandmother-of-five who spent over £3,000 on “devilish” mail-order scams is warning other people not to become a victim of fraudsters.
Extra staff, new ticket gates and more standby buses will be provided as part of a £10million investment in our region’s train service.
POLICE have launched an inquiry into the House of Lords after disgraced Lord Hanningfield was found to have claimed a £300 allowance for days on which he did no parliamentary work.
The boss of Colchester’s four McDonald’s has raised £2,000 on a charity walk between the fast-food restaurants.
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A mum whose son had his head slammed in the corner of a wall claims his school is not doing enough to tackle bullying.